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Teleconference: How to Become a Mediator
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Teleconference: How to Become a Mediator
Teleconference: How to Become a Mediator


When: Wednesday, June 13
Noon-1 p.m.
Where: Teleconference
United States
Melissa Little

Phone: 703-691-1235

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Hear from Dennis R. McCoy and Jeanne Franklin in a one-hour discussion on "How to Become a Mediator."

This is the second in a planned series of free, informational teleconferences on ADR topics geared for young lawyers. The series is presented by the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of The Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. Organizer for the series is Melissa Little, the VSB's Young Lawyers Conference liaison with the Joint ADR Committee Council.

The VBA invites Richmond-area -- or out-of-town -- attendees to listen to the teleconference together at VBA on Main, the member center of The Virginia Bar Association. Find VBA on Main at 1111 E. Main St., Suite 905, Richmond, VA 23219.


Due to the popularity of this event, we have reached capacity for our call-in lines. If you would like to attend the VBA on Main listening party, please email Jennifer Strader at to reserve your seat.  


About the speakers

Jeanne F. Franklin

Ms. Franklin is a recently retired (May 2018) attorney in Virginia, whose health law practice has included assisting physicians and physician practices in a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance matters. She also has represented patients and providers in insurance coverage matters. Before going into private practice, she worked on health policy matters and class-action suits concerning health policy issues.

A Virginia certified mediator since 2004, and more recently a mentor mediator, she mediates a variety of civil disputes and holds particular interest in the applications of early dispute resolution in the healthcare market. She has active involvement (including training health lawyer-mediators) in that area.

She has been recognized annually since 2005 in the Virginia Business Legal Elite ADR category. She is past chair of the Joint ADR Committee of the VSB and VBA, past council member of the American Health Lawyers Dispute Resolution Service and ADR/Conflict Management Task Force member of the American Bar Association Health Law Section. Information, including videos about mediation (what is the process and what are mediator qualities), may be found on her website at

Dennis McCoy

Mr. McCoy is a former corporate attorney and technology company Chief Legal Officer with litigation and ADR experience. He has mediated cases for the D.C. Court’s Multi-Door Dispute Resolution division, EEO complaints, workplace disputes, and transaction disputes for publicly listed and privately held companies.

He is a member of the Restorative Justice team and a certified mediator and mentor at the Northern Virginia Mediation Service for community-based disputes and case referrals by the Arlington and Fairfax County General District Courts.

He also serves as an arbitrator for the Virginia Bar’s Attorney Fee Dispute Program.


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